DeAndre Hopkins Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $8.2K Than on DraftKings at $8.1K

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 17.9 FD points and is worth +$2537 more than $8.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 23.5 points and is worth +$1592 more than $8.1K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 9 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Michael Thomas18.3 FD Points$8500
#2 DeAndre Hopkins17.9 FD Points$8200
#3 Stefon Diggs16.3 FD Points$7400
#4 Cooper Kupp15.8 FD Points$7700
#5 Julio Jones15.8 FD Points$7800
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 9 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Michael Thomas24.9 DK Points$8000
#2 DeAndre Hopkins23.5 DK Points$8100
#3 Julio Jones21.1 DK Points$7700
#4 Stefon Diggs20.8 DK Points$8000
#5 Chris Godwin20.4 DK Points$7100

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect DeAndre Hopkins to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 99 projected fantasy points puts him at #10 behind Stefon Diggs and ahead of Cooper Kupp. He has averaged 12.49 fantasy points in his past 23 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 11 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#8) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #5 ranked wide receiver. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite wide receiver. He is not projected for elite value. DeAndre Hopkins is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #15 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#8 T.Y. Hilton (100% OWN)102 FP, 10.2 per game163 FP, 14 gp, 11.6 per game (#10)
#9 Stefon Diggs (100% OWN)100 FP, 11.1 per game164 FP, 15 gp, 11 per game (#15)
#10 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)99 FP, 11 per game218 FP, 16 gp, 13.7 per game (#3)
#11 Cooper Kupp (100% OWN)97 FP, 10.7 per game95 FP, 8 gp, 11.9 per game (#9)
#12 Courtland Sutton (99% OWN)96 FP, 10.7 per game94 FP, 16 gp, 5.9 per game (#62)

DEANDRE HOPKINS PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF MICHAEL THOMAS IN WEEK 8

DeAndre Hopkins is projected for 14.2 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #1 ranked wide receiver and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is the highest ranked wide receiver for the week, ahead of Michael Thomas. Week 9 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 10.5 fantasy points.

WEEK 8 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)14.2 FP (100% ST)11 FP
#2 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)13.8 FP (100% ST)14.1 FP
#3 Stefon Diggs (100% OWN)13.4 FP (97% ST)11.1 FP
#4 Cooper Kupp (100% OWN)12.7 FP (100% ST)10.7 FP
#5 Chris Godwin (100% OWN)12.6 FP (77% ST)13.8 FP
WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Mike Evans (100% OWN)10.9 FP (69% ST)11.2 FP
#10 Courtland Sutton (99% OWN)10.6 FP (87% ST)10.7 FP
#11 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)10.5 FP (100% ST)11 FP
#12 Allen Robinson (99% OWN)10.1 FP (83% ST)10.3 FP
#13 Tyreek Hill (100% OWN)10.1 FP (97% ST)11.8 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

DEANDRE HOPKINSFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 20199916190.562.37484.1-0.9
-- Per Game (9 Proj)11.017.910.16.983.10.45-0.10
Week 8 vs OAK14.221.510.27.31020.67-0.09
Week 9 vs JAC(N)10.517.010.06.5800.43-0.10
2019 Season69118684950830
-- Per Game (7 GP)9.816.89.77.072.60.430.00
2018 to 2019287451231164208014-7
-- Per Game (23 GP)12.519.610.07.190.40.61-0.30